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Alter The Press! Presents: United Fruit

Formed in Glasgow, Scotland in 2008 United Fruit have been making a name for themselves locally with their brand of distorted brand of alt-rock that has seen the quartet be compared to the likes of ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead and These Arms Are Snakes.

Their latest release, 'Fault Lines' is a combination of noisy, riff-heavy numbers mixed with a melodic and poppy approach that has led the band to play shows alongside Maps & Atlases, Die! Die! Die!, and Future Of The Left.

For Fans Of: Trail of Dead, Sonic Youth, These Arms Are Snakes, Fugazi, and Hot Snakes.

Alter The Press: Why should Alter The Press! readers check you out?
United Fruit: Because we have the tallest bass player this side of Greece and riffs in size to match.

ATP: What's the story behind the band?
United Fruit: There isn't one. No, really. We just woke up one morning and found ourselves playing together. It's worked out well so far so we're not going to question it.

ATP: Single highlight as a band so far?
United Fruit: This interview.

ATP: What are your plans for the 12 months?
United Fruit: After this tour to promote our album ('Fault Lines', available in all good record shops from the 30th May at a very reasonable price) we're going to break up citing creative differences then hopefully cash in on a Reformed UK/European Tour around September time. We'll release a new EP hopefully at the start of the next year to rave reviews and then tour that. By that time we should be millionaires if all goes to plan, so we'll probably just keep plugging away writing/recording/touring more material selfishly taking up attention from newer, more talented bands whilst driving our sportscars recklessly and casually throwing empty Courvoisier bottles at paparazzi.

'Fault Lines' by United Fruit is available now on UF Records.

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